Shirley Trafelet1941 - 2019
Shirley Ann Trafelet age 77, passed away peacefully
at home in Millersburg with her husband and family
by her side on June 25, 2019.
She was born July 29, 1941 to
Arthur and Rose (Krzeck) Bisson,
She and Arnold Jay Trafelet were married on September 12th, 1959 at
Saint Ignatius Church in Rogers City.
While Arnie attended Eastern Michigan University and sailed for Calcite
in the summers, Shirley helped him type term papers and prepared their
home together. She led a Girl Scout Troop, taught Catechism, and drove
special needs children to school, all while being an involved Mother to
her three children, She loved to bowl (could out bowl Arnie), fish
(on the winning women’s team), and enjoyed spoiling the children she
transported to school. “Empty nesting” found Arnold and Shirley
wintering in Gulf Shores, AL. They made memories with their friends
while going shopping, fishing, and fighting over beads and moon pies at
the Mardi Gras parades. They enjoyed hitting up the casinos, playing
cards, and most of all, eating out at the restaurants instead of cooking.
Shirley was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother, The amount of love she shared is everlasting and
made strangers feel like family, She and Arnie built a home full of love,
laughter, good food, and traditions. Her love of God, camping, fishing,
baking bread, sewing (quilts for everyone), and knitting (how many
socks and mittens?) will forever be ingrained in the lives of her family
Shirley is survived by:
her husband, Arnie;
three loving children, Debra Bonneville, Joan (Don) Lehman, and
John (Dana) Trafelet;
seven grandchildren, Zacharie (Saydie Poole) Trafelet, Emily Rose
Bonneville, Anna (Craig Nadolsky) Lehman, Cassie Lehman, Kayla
Trafelet, Jessica (Jacob) Fink, and Cassandra (Nathan) Edwards;
Six great grandchildren, Easton, Ryker, Owen, Ashton, Arabella and
three brothers, Donald (Elaine) Bisson, Daniel Bisson, and
Clarence (Delphine) Bisson;
sister, Geraldine Flemming and sister-in-law, Eileen (Kurt) Ries.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Rose;
grand baby, Emily Rose;
three brothers, William, Gerald, and Thomas;
brother-in-law, Gordon Flemming and
sister-in-law, Karen Bisson,
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday, June 27th,
from 5 p.m, until 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will
resume at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday from 9 a.m. until time
of her Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. with Father Rolando Silva officiating,
Inurnment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Millersburg.
Memorials may be given to McLaren Home Hospice or
to a charity of your choice in Shirley’s memory.